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Insect & Disease Treatment

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Bronze Birch Borer

Tree133 provides ethical and responsible plant healthcare, including insect control, plant growth regulators and stump management. We collaborate with industry experts to select products that provide high efficacy and lowest environmental impact. We utilize advanced application methods to help prevent exposure for people and pets. 

WSDA Licensed Applicators

All treatments are performed by ISA Certified Arborists with current WSDA pesticide licenses. Tree133 follows ISA Best Management Practices, based on the ANSI A300 standards, and safe work practices as defined within ANSI Z133-2017 and applicable OSHA / WAC regulations. 

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Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is a wood-boring beetle native to Asia that attacks all species of true ash (Fraxinus sp.). This insect is new to the Pacific Northwest. First detected in Oregon in 2022, it is suspected to have spread along the I-5 corridor and into the Seattle area.

 

This beetle lays eggs on bark in the upper crown.  When larvae hatch, they burrow under the bark and feed on the nutrient dense cambium layer thereby girdling the branch.  When trees die from emerald ash borer damage, they rapidly lose structural integrity and become a hazard to property owners and tree care providers.

 

Prevention is the most effective strategy to protect your trees.  Proactive and consistent treatment is highly successful for preventing emerald ash borer damage.

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Bark Beetles

There are many species of bark beetle in Western Washington, including black turpentine, engraver, Douglas-fir and others.  Some conifers are highly susceptible to damage by bark beetles – particularly most true pines (Pinus sp.) – while other trees are not easily damaged or may not respond well to treatment.  Beware of inaccurate or misleading information you may hear, particularly from companies “door knocking” in your neighborhood.

 

Count on Tree133 to accurately diagnose your tree’s condition and share treatment recommendations based on modern science.  Our first priority is to make sure you are correctly informed about your trees and appropriate management options.

Intense heat waves and extended summer drought are killing trees throughout Western Washington. Proactive treatment can greatly improve drought tolerance for your trees. Tree133 utilizes a variety of treatments to promote healthy root systems and help your trees manage changing climate conditions.

Tree133 provides ethical and responsible plant healthcare. We collaborate with industry experts to select products that provide high efficacy and lowest environmental impact. All treatments performed by ISA Certified Arborists with WSDA pesticide licenses.

Drought Stress Management

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Restoration after damage

The purpose is to improve a tree’s structure or appearance after wind/snow damage or prior detrimental maintenance, such as topping or lion-tailing. Restoration is performed by selective removal and/or reduction or branches, sprouts and stubs to encourage growth in a more natural form. The most effective restoration is usually accomplished over several pruning cycles.
 

Other Insects & Diseases

Tree133 can also provide treatment for other damaging insects and diseases found in Western Washington, including less-common wood-boring insects, foliar diseases and fungal pathogens.  We are careful to advise clients about the efficacy and environmental impacts of each treatment option.  Then, our Certified Arborists utilize advanced application methods that help prevent exposure for people and pets. 

Emerald Ash Borer
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Bronze Birch Borer (BBB)

The bronze birch borer (Agrilus anxius) is a wood-boring beetle native to North America that severely damages birch trees throughout Seattle and Western Washington. It lays eggs on smooth bark in the upper crown. When larvae hatch, they burrow under the bark and feed on the nutrient dense cambium layer thereby girdling the branch. 

 

European white birches (Betula pendula) are particularly susceptible to the bronze birch borer, and it can be damaging all birch species. Preserving birch trees requires a combination of pruning and insect control treatment. Being proactive is essential. These measures are most successful in vigorous trees in good condition.

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Growth Regulation

Managing crown size is a common need for large trees in city neighborhoods.  Application of a plant growth regulator suppresses crown growth (shoot elongation) by prompting the tree to reallocate nutrient resources to defensive strategies.  This provides the important benefits of limiting crown size, increasing foliage density and stimulating production of valuable fibrous roots, all of which make the tree more resilient to extreme heat and drought.

Drougt Stress Management
Growth Regulation
Other Insects & Diseases

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Craig came up with a great plan for our tree pruning and maintenance and

executed that plan to perfection... We could not be happier with the result.

— Desmond C. 

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